The Cannons’ Love Story

I’m back to re-cap our wedding, and it’s led me to a lot of reflection. First, on our relationship as a whole. Mr. Cannon turns 30 this week. He was 23 when we started dating. It’s hard to believe we spend most of our 20s together. In fact, over a fifth of his life has been spent with me.


Mr. Cannon’s 24th birthday

The first year we were together, I wasn’t sure about the permanence of our relationship. I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and was nearing the end of my bachelor’s degree when we started dating. I didn’t know if I wanted to tie myself to someone at a time when so much change would be occurring in my life. I was very open with Mr. Cannon about my indecision. But by that very first summer, I knew I felt very strongly about him and I thought we had a future. So, I asked him to move to Arizona with me. And he did.


The first year of our relationship was spent partying, goofing off, and getting to know each other. I got my first “real” job that year and we made a lot of adjustments. We moved in together late in that first year and have been together ever since. Around the end of that first year we started thinking about getting married. We talked about it a lot, and started thinking about what we wanted our wedding to be like. That vision changed a LOT over the years until we actually got married.


We had our first child, and little Cherry Bomb changed our lives in many ways. Just when I thought I couldn’t love him any more, I did. Something big happened when Cherry Bomb was born. I don’t know if it was having a kid, or just maturing in general, but our relationship reached a different level. It almost hurt that we weren’t married.


Photos by Abby Troxell of Mary Wyar Photography

So when we finally decided to forget the formalities and finally go for it, I was ecstatic. Mr. Cannon let me have my way with a rainbow wedding, he got to play DJ, and, of course, we both were pumped about our BBQ reception.


Photo by Abby Troxell of Mary Wyar Photography

And we finally got married last September, and got right on our goal to have another baby in 2012.


Photo by Lisa Rice of Lisa Rice Photography

And a few weeks ago, our new little Cannonball arrived—a little girl, seven pounds, seven ounces.


Thinking back on these last years together, I can’t help but be amazed how far we’ve come and how much we’ve changed. But at the core, we’re still the same dumb kids we were back then—just as goofy, only like a million times more in love.


And now that I’ve got a bit of free time, I’m going to finally tell you guys about the day our married life began. The Cannon recaps are finally here!

*Photos are personal unless otherwise noted.


Mrs. Cannon

Toledo, OH
Wedding Date:
September 2011
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    MrsPeachMartini 679 posts, Busy bee @ 12:26 pm

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see pictures :)

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    kayakgirl73 2593 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:29 pm

    Yay Cannon Recaps.

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    stephko99 357 posts, Helper bee @ 12:37 pm

    You two make such beautiful children :)

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:51 pm

    Yay! So excited to hear about your rainbow wedding. Congrats on the newest member of your family!

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    coyote 1537 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:19 pm

    Hooray Mrs. Cannon! This has to be one of the sweetest love stories around. Your post had me tearing up! :) Can’t wait to read your recaps.

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    Lizzy42, Guest @ 1:51 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your recaps! What pretty little girls you have!

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    doily 1720 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:57 pm

    I hear you girlfriend. I have been with Mr. D since I was 18 years old. I realize now how lucky I was to meet the love of my life when I was still a teenager and to have spent all of this time with him (almost 8 years!), but it’s cray cray to think that I have been with him all of my adult life. I don’t regret a second of it though. I adore your daughters, they are so beautiful!!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:49 pm

    Congrats to the Cannon family! Can’t wait for your recaps :)

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    MsRobyn 52 posts, Worker bee @ 10:00 am

    Yay! I was actually wondering the other day where you’d got to! Your wee one is adorable :)

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:23 pm

    Glad you’re back! I can’t wait to hear about your wedding – your love story so far is so sweet!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:32 am

    Whoo hoo! Bring on the recaps! You have such a beautiful family.

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:29 pm

    I love this recap! Congrats on your new baby girl! I can’t wait to hear about your wedding. :)

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:52 am

    Awww, what a great story! Congratulations on your new baby girl, MRS. Cannon!

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